October 23, 2004

October 23, 2004, was a Saturday. It was 19 years, 7 months, and 24 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on October 23, 2004:

  • Pop star Ashlee Simpson is caught lip syncing on Saturday Night Live.
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner make their first public appearance as a couple.
Song charts

Popular songs

On October 23, 2004, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Goodies" by Ciara
  • United Kingdom: "Call On Me" by Eric Prydz

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 23, 2004

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Goodies - Ciara Featuring Petey Pablo
  • My Boo - Usher And Alicia Keys
  • Lean Back - Terror Squad
  • Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child
  • She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Play the top singles from 2004
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2004. Take a trip back to the days of Usher, Lil Jon, Outkast and Britney Spears!
Shark Tale

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Shark Tale".


This date occurred 7,176 days ago. Approximately 239 months have passed. It was the 297th day of 2004, in week 43. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on October 23, 2004, are now 19 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 2004 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 80 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.


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Ashlee Simpson's lipsyncing incident on SNL was one of those last pre YouTube videos go to viral and I still remember seeing it online back in the day.
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Take me back to October 23, 2004

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is October 23, 2004, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. Halloween 2004 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations.

In America, the song "Goodies" by Ciara is at the top of the singles charts, while "Call On Me" by Eric Prydz is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Shark Tale is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The West Wing", "Malcolm in the Middle", "The Osbournes", and "Boston Legal". In technology news, more and more people are beginning to gain access to the Internet. Internet speeds are increasing and MP3 sharing is beginning to threaten the existence of music stores. People are using a software program called LimeWire to share music, software, and videos. Unfortunately, it is also a haven for computer viruses.

Smartphones don't exist yet. There are no Androids or iPhones. Cameras on phones are quickly becoming the norm. However, the photographs that they take are still lacking in quality. Internet users are using MSN Messenger and AIM to chat with each other online.

It's 2004, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Usher, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, OutKast, Mario Winans, the Terror Squad and Ciara. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as ODB, Dimebag Darrell, Lamont Bentley, and Johnnie Cochran would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "RuneScape", "Beyond Good & Evil", "Need for Speed: Underground", and "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Caillou", "Kim Possible", "Teen Titans", and "Postcards from Buster". Children are playing with toys such as Bionicle LEGO, Justice League Figures, Cosmolight Alien Eggs, and Furreal Luv Cubs.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 23, 2004.

  • Ashlee Simpson is caught lip-syncing.

    Ashlee Simpson is caught lip-syncing

    During a performance on Saturday Night Live on October 23rd, 2004, budding pop star Ashlee Simpson was caught lip-syncing after the vocals for one of her songs started replaying. Simpson tried to salvage the situation by dancing. However, she soon walked off the stage.
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are a couple.

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are a couple

    In late October 2004, it was confirmed that actor Ben Affleck was dating his former Daredevil co-star, Jennifer Garner. On October 23rd, 2004, the pair were photographed together at the World Series.
  • Desperate Housewives makes its debut.

    Desperate Housewives makes its debut

    A new comedy-drama series called "Desperate Housewives" was airing on TV.
  • The campaign for the 2004 United States presidential election is underway.

    The campaign for the 2004 United States presidential election is underway

    During this time, incumbent US President George W. Bush and Democratic candidate John Kerry were campaigning for the upcoming 2004 United States presidential election.
  • Ray Charles - "Here We Go Again"

    Ray Charles - "Here We Go Again"

    "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles would go on to win a Grammy for 2004's Record of the Year.
  • 2004 in music.

    2004 in music

    Popular music artists in 2004 included Beyoncé, Twista, Usher, J-Kwon, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Outkast, Juvenile, Christina Milian, Ashlee Simpson, Destiny's Child, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
  • The highest paid celebrities in 2004.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2004

    According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2004 were Mel Gibson, Tiger Woods, Fiona Armstrong, Tom Cruise, The Rolling Stones, J.K. Rowling, Michael Jordan, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Spielberg and Johnny Depp.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 2004?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2004?

    In 2004, the best NBA players were Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Jason Kidd, Jermaine O'Neal, Peja Stojaković, Ben Wallace, Sam Cassell, Tracy McGrady, Dirk Nowitzki, Ron Artest, Yao Ming, Michael Redd and Baron Davis.
  • Time Person of the Year 2004.

    Time Person of the Year 2004

    US President George W. Bush was named the Time Person of the Year for 2004. This was due to his election victory over Democratic Party challenger John Kerry.
  • Britney Spears.

    Britney Spears

    Pop singer Britney Spears was named FHM's sexiest woman in 2004.
  • 2004 in movies.

    2004 in movies

    Movies released in 2004 included Shrek 2, Mean Girls, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Spider-Man 2, The Incredibles, The Passion of the Christ, The Day After Tomorrow, Meet the Fockers, "I, Robot", Troy, Shark Tale, Ocean's Twelve, The Village, Million Dollar Baby, Saw, Man on Fire, A Series of Unfortunate Events and DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    In 2004, the best soccer players were Andriy Shevchenko, Deco, Ronaldinho, Thierry Henry, Theodoros Zagorakis, Adriano, Pavel Nedvěd, Wayne Rooney, Ricardo Carvalho and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
  • Million Dollar Baby.

    Million Dollar Baby

    "Million Dollar Baby" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2004.
  • Bushisms.


    There were books, websites, and posters dedicated to "Bushisms", which were verbal mishaps by US President George W. Bush. Example: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
  • The rise of camera phones.

    The rise of camera phones

    Camera phones started becoming increasingly common in 2003 and 2004. However, their picture quality was pixelated and blurry.
  • Ugg boots.

    Ugg boots

    Sheepskin-lined kicks called "Ugg boots" were in style. Celebrities such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton helped popularize the craze.
  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out

    The popularity of house telephones was starting to decline due to the rise of personal cellphones.
  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically

    From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. It was around this time that social networks became a thing.
  • The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    The Internet begins to hurt music stores

    MP3 sharing on the Internet became extremely common in the early-to-mid 2000s. MP3 players were taking over, and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were being phased out. As downloads surged, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the new digital age.
  • The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another.
  • MSN Messenger and AIM.

    MSN Messenger and AIM

    People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.
  • DVDs are replacing VCR tapes.

    DVDs are replacing VCR tapes

    DVDs were starting to replace VCR tapes. As a result, you no longer had to rewind your tapes before you brought them back to the rental store.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 23, 2004.

  • September 23, 2004: Hurricane Jeanne causes the deaths of over 3,000 people in Haiti.
  • September 27, 2004: The song "Blinded by the Lights" is released by The Streets.
  • September 28, 2004: Soccer: 18-year-old Wayne Rooney makes his debut for Manchester United.
  • October 2, 2004: Irish TV channel "Network Two" is rebranded as RTÉ Two.
  • October 3, 2004: The first episode of "Desperate Housewives" is aired on television.
  • October 4, 2004: Nginx is released.
  • October 6, 2004: The first episode of "Ghost Hunters" is aired.
  • October 7, 2004: British civil engineer Kenneth Bigley is beheaded by an Islamic extremist group in Iraq.
  • October 10, 2004: Superman star Christopher Reeve passes away.
  • October 11, 2004: The animated series "The Backyardigans" premieres on Nickelodeon.
  • October 20, 2004: The Linux distribution "Ubuntu" is released.
  • This date: October 23, 2004
  • October 24, 2004: Battle of the Buffet: A slice of pizza is thrown at Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson after his side defeats Arsenal 2-0 in a controversial game, ending their unbeaten run.
  • October 26, 2004: The game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is released.
  • October 27, 2004: The Boston Red Sox win their first World Series in 86 years.
  • October 29, 2004: The horror movie Saw (2004) is released.
  • November 1, 2004:
    • Rap star Mac Dre is shot dead in Kansas City, Missouri.
    • Music producer Terry Knight is stabbed to death by his teenage daughter's boyfriend.
    • Daddy Yankee releases the single "Gasolina".
  • November 2, 2004: Incumbent US President George W. Bush is re-elected after defeating Democrat candidate John Kerry.
  • November 5, 2004: The Incredibles (2004) is released.
  • November 9, 2004:
    • Journalist Iris Chang commits suicide in her car in Santa Clara County, California.
    • The first version of the Internet browser Firefox is released.
    • Halo 2 is released.
  • November 10, 2004: The animated Christmas adventure film "The Polar Express" is released.
  • November 11, 2004:
    • The first episode of "To Catch a Predator" is broadcast on MSNBC.
    • Palestinian political leader Yasser Arafat dies at the age of 75.
  • November 12, 2004:
    • Scott Peterson is found guilty of murdering his pregnant wife Laci Peterson in 2002.
    • Gwen Stefani releases her solo debut album "Love. Angel. Music. Baby.".
  • November 13, 2004: Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard dies from a drug overdose at the age of 35.
  • November 14, 2004: The USS Nimitz UFO incident occurs.
  • November 15, 2004: The dating show "Date My Mom" debuts on MTV.
  • November 16, 2004:
    • The game Call of Duty: Finest Hour is released.
    • Mario releases his single "Let Me Love You".
    • Half-Life 2 is released.
    • Kelly Clarkson releases her single "Since U Been Gone".
  • November 17, 2004: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is released.
  • November 19, 2004:
    • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) is released in cinemas.
    • NBA: "Malice at the Palace": A brawl breaks out during a game between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons.
  • November 21, 2004: The Nintendo DS is released.
  • November 22, 2004: The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine when thousands of protesters take to the street to demonstrate against voter intimidation, electoral fraud and corruption in the 2004 presidential election.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 23, 2004, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2004 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 23, 2004 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Mid-2000s fashion

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-2000s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 2004

In October 2004, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from October 2004.

Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
Boston Legal
Boston Legal
Dog the Bounty Hunter
Dog the Bounty Hunter
Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
The Apprentice
The Apprentice
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Cars in 2004

2004 saw the introduction of cars such as the Buick LaCrosse, the Chevrolet Cobalt, the Ford Mustang (fifth generation), the Peugeot 407, the Nissan Note, and the Chrysler 300.

Cars in 2004.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in October 2004

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Backyardigans
The Backyardigans
Postcards from Buster
Postcards from Buster
Maya & Miguel
Maya & Miguel

Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig
Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom
Dave the Barbarian
Dave the Barbarian

Toys in 2004

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

V. Smile TV Learning System
V. Smile TV Learning System
Furreal Luv Cubs
Furreal Luv Cubs
Baby Annabell
Baby Annabell
Tamagotchi Connection
Tamagotchi Connection
RoboSapien (toy robot)
RoboSapien (toy robot)
Cosmolight Alien Eggs
Cosmolight Alien Eggs
Mighty Beanz
Mighty Beanz
Ello Creation System
Ello Creation System
Easy-Bake Real Meal
Easy-Bake Real Meal
VideoNow (portable player)
VideoNow (portable player)
Gogo My Walkin Pup
Gogo My Walkin Pup
Namco TV Games
Namco TV Games
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 2004.

FIFA Football 2005 2004
FIFA Football 2005
The Sims 2 2004
The Sims 2
Pokémon FireRed Version 2004
Pokémon FireRed Version
Counter-Strike: Source 2004
Counter-Strike: Source
Spider-Man 2 2004
Spider-Man 2
Rome: Total War 2004
Rome: Total War
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow 2004
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2003
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne 2003
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Project Gotham Racing 2 2003
Project Gotham Racing 2
Manhunt 2003
Need for Speed: Underground 2003
Need for Speed: Underground

Were you born on October 23, 2004?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2004.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out October 23, 2010, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 23.



Brazilian soccer player Deceased
Born on October 23, 1940
He turned 64 on this day in 2004.

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic

Born on October 23, 1959
He turned 45 on this day in 2004.

Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Television host
Born on October 23, 1959
She turned 45 on this day in 2004.

Robert Trujillo

Robert Trujillo

Born on October 23, 1964
He turned 40 on this day in 2004.

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Born on October 23, 1976
He turned 28 on this day in 2004.

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

Born on October 23, 1986
She turned 18 on this day in 2004.



Soccer player
Born on October 23, 1993
He turned 11 on this day in 2004.

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg

Born on October 23, 1998
She turned 6 on this day in 2004.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 23, 2004.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 23, 2004 was most likely conceived around January 31, 2004.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 23, 2004 is close to July 16, 2005.

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Stats for October 23, 2004


Here are some interesting statistics about October 23, 2004:

  • 7,176 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,025 weeks have passed.
  • 620,006,400 seconds have passed since October 23, 2004.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 723,340,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 319,923,302,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 103,334,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 53,320,550 steps. That's roughly 23,698 miles.
  • 7,440,077 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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